What You Can Do to Combat Racism at Work

What You Can Do to Combat Racism at Work

We had planned a different blog for today. But the death of George Floyd and the surrounding events compelled us to address racism at work. With the country once again in turmoil following (another) death of a Black man at the hand of a law enforcement officer, we are...
Business Continuity: How Can Competency Management Help Now?

Business Continuity: How Can Competency Management Help Now?

Tom Grobicki, Avilar CEO, has long been a proponent of using competency management programs for business continuity purposes. We had a chance to sit down with Tom for his perspective, lessons learned from previous business continuity challenges and practical tips for...
Pandemic Planning: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

Pandemic Planning: How to Prepare for the Coronavirus

As of this writing (February 27, 2020), more than 82,000 people in nearly 40 locations internationally have been infected with the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19.” More than 2,700 people have died. While...
Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

Skills and Competencies: What is the Difference?

Nearly every day, we hear business people discuss the “skills” and “competencies” their employees need to succeed. The two terms are used together so often that many people think of them as synonyms.  Are they the same? Should they be used...
How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

As the largest generation in the labor force, what leadership competencies do Millennials need to lead our next-generation workforce? In 2016, Millennials surpassed the previous generation (Generation X) to become the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, making...